Know how to Score Good Marks in Class 8 Maths

Your syllabus gets advanced when you are in class 8. Your subjects are according to the boards’ exam. Class 8 maths is not difficult. You must have a good command of concepts so that you can solve advanced questions too. Maths is the only subject where you can easily score full marks. Many students consider maths to be a difficult student. If you are one of such students, get rid of that notion. Maths is indeed an interesting and fun subject. Once you get a hold of the basics, you will want to explore varieties of questions. 

The more you challenge yourself, the more you will learn and grow. Maths is a practical subject. You can get better at it only by solving more and more questions. If you are scared of maths, then face your fears. Don’t keep avoiding this subject. It might take some initially, but soon you will master this subject with the right approach. Since it is easy to score full marks in maths, you must try for it. NCERT maths book is the best book to start with. It is a compulsory book for all CBSE students. The language is simple and easy to understand. Here, we discuss few tips that will help you to score well in the class 8 maths exam:

  • Practice enough: Maths is not a theoretical subject. You cannot grasp the concepts by listening or reading. The only way to understand any concept in maths is through practice. Solve as many questions as you can. You can refer to more than one book for solving questions. NCERT mths books are the standard books for CBSE students. Do not skip this book. First, solve every question from your NCERT book before you move to other books. Make solving questions a daily habit. The more you solve, the better you will get. Do not skip the easier questions. If you are attempting the questions for the first time, solve each question. Next time onwards, you can skip one or two questions if it is repetitive. There are important concepts in every question. It is important to understand them. Sometimes, you might feel the questions to be easy when you read them. Some students make the mistake of skipping such questions. You can understand the level of complexity of a question only when you solve it. 
  • Solve examples: Do not directly jump to exercise problems. Every chapter has solved examples. You must solve them before you start with unsolved questions. It helps to build your confidence. It gives you an idea of the type of questions asked in your exercise problems. Once you have solved all the examples, you can conveniently move to practice problems. You will have confidence and approach to attempt unseen questions. While solving these examples, do not look at the solution. If you get the wrong answer, identify your mistakes. You can note it down too if it seems important. Match each step of your solution to the solution in your NCERT maths book. It is important to use correct steps. It shows that you have understood the underlying concept. And there are marks for every step. Even though maths is a hands-on subject, your answer should be explanatory. You need not write theoretical answers, but make sure that your steps are clear. 
  • Make a list of formulas: While many students skip this tip, it is important to register every formula in your memory for a long time. Make the list of formulas when you are studying for the first time itself. Also, include tips and tricks in your notes. This will be very beneficial for your revision too. Keep updating your notes as you face more problems in the future. Discuss problems with your friends, and if you find any trick or approach that is easy for you, include it in your notes. This way you will prepare short and comprehensive notes which will come in handy before the exam. Though maths is a practical subject, there is an idea behind every formula and concept. You must understand that. Do not memorize the formula. Understand the concept behind them. The ideas are expressed through derivations. Do not skip the derivation part. Try to do it on your own. 
  • Refer to sample papers: You should refer to solved sample papers. First, solve the questions without looking at the solution and then match your answer and steps. You can refer to model sample papers on the CBSE website too. Do not skip any topic even if you consider it less important or easy. Sometimes, easy questions can be presented in a difficult way. Make a habit to read the questions carefully before starting with the solution. Students often commit silly mistakes when they miss out on any important term in the question. Do not skip tough topics too. Invest some time to understand these topics. Ask doubts from your teachers. You can also involve in group discussions with your friends and classmates and try to clear all your doubts. 
  • Consistency is the key: Make sure to solve some questions daily without any fail. Maths should be a daily habit. You will get used o it in few days. You will notice an improvement in your speed and concentration. Maths is not just a subject but also brain exercise. The more you practice, the better you get. You must dedicate some time every day to solve questions from maths, Even if you do not want to start a new topic, you can solve the questions that you have previously solved. If you break the flow, it will get difficult to start again. If you take long gaps in between, you will realize that you are forgetting some concepts or formulas. Even half an hour to one hour daily is sufficient. This will also help you to complete your syllabus on time. You can track your progress too. This will encourage you to keep learning and practicing. 

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